1. Navy Civilians Gather in Hawaii for Leadership Development

    More than 250 Department of the Navy civilian employees attended a professional workshop May 19-20 designed to enhance their leadership capabilities and help them develop career development strategies.

    Lynn Simpson, U.S. Pacific Fleet's director of total fleet force manpower and personnel, addresses members of the civilian work force May 20 during a panel discussion with members of the Senior Executive Service. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Brian Wilbur)
  2. USS Michael Murphy Returns from Western Pacific Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam May 21, completing its maiden deployment.

    USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 21. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  3. USS Chafee Departs On Deployment

    The guided-missile destroyer departed Pearl Harbor May 18 on an independent deployment to the U.S. 7th and 4th Fleet areas of operation.

    USS Chafee (DDG 90) pulls away from the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)
  4. George Washington Carrier Strike Group Begins Regional Patrol

    USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Yokosuka, Japan, May 18 for a patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific with its carrier strike group ships and aircraft.

    Quartermaster Seaman Ruben Jeanpierre uses an alidade and sound-powered telephone as USS George Washington (CVN 73) departs Yokosuka, May 18. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Paolo Bayas)
  5. USS George Washington Ready for 2015 Patrol

    The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its selected restricted availability (SRA) period and pre-patrol preparations, May 15.

    Sailors aboard USS George Washington conduct a barricade drill in Yokosuka, May 8. (U.S. Navy/MCSN Bryan Mai)
  6. Fort Worth Completes South China Sea Patrol

    The littoral combat ship arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, for resupply May 13 after a weeklong routine patrol in international waters and airspace of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands.

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) operates in international waters of the South China Sea while on patrol near the Spratly Islands, May 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Conor Minto)
  7. 10th Pacific Partnership mission prepares to renew regional ties

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet will join international forces in the 10th Pacific Partnership mission, scheduled to begin in early June.

    In this file photo, USNS Mercy sits off the Philippines coast during a previous Pacific Partnership mission. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Michael Feddersen)
  8. Carl Vinson Strike Group Conducts Exercises with Malaysian Armed Forces

    The strike group participated in various bilateral training events with Malaysian counterparts May 10 in the South China Sea in support of U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation objectives.

    USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and KD Lekir (FSG 26) operate togther during a training exercise in the South China Sea, May 10. (U.S. Navy/MC2 John Philip Wagner, Jr.)
  9. Essex Amphibious Ready Group, 15th MEU Prepare to Deploy

    More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Essex ARG and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are scheduled to depart San Diego May 11 for a deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy.

    In this file photo, ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group conduct a straits transit exercise in February. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Christopher B. Janik)
  10. Navy, Marines to Conduct Joint Seabasing Exercise

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary forces are scheduled to participate in exercise Culebra Koa in the Hawaii operating area May 18-21.

    In this file photo, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), right, is moored alongside USNS Dahl (T-AKR 313) during exercise Pacific Horizon off Camp Pendleton, Calif., in October. (U.S. Navy)

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